Get this Fire TV Cube Deal
Amazon has the Fire TV Cube on sale for $79.99 as part of their huge Spring Sale on devices. That’s $40 off the regular price of $119.99. The Fire TV Cube is slightly less powerful than the Fire TV Stick 4K, which is also on sale for $39.99 right now, but it’s still certainly worth considering because of the included Ethernet adapter ($15 value), double the internal storage, universal IR blaster capabilities, and the built-in hands-free Alexa speaker. Also on sale is the Fire TV Stick for $29.99, and the Fire TV Recast for $189.99.
Get this Fire TV Recast Deal
Amazon has put the Fire TV Recast on sale for $189.99 as part of their huge Spring Sale on devices. That saves you $40 off of the regular price for the 500GB model that comes with 2 tuners. You can spend a bit more and get the 1TB Fire TV Recast on sale for $229.99 which includes 4 tuners. The Fire TV Recast now supports external USB storage, so the internal capacity isn’t as important as it once was, but I’d still spring for the higher-end model so that you get the ability to record 4 channels at once and not have to worry nearly as much about recording conflicts.
Amazon has just put most of their Echo smart speaker lineup on sale as part of their huge Spring Sale on devices. The Echo Dot is on sale for $39.99, which is $10 off of its regular price. For $15 more, you can get the Echo Dot + Smart Plug bundle for $54.98. An even better deal is buying 3 Echo Dots for just $69.97. The $80 discount will automatically appear at checkout when you buy 3 Dots. That plug would normally cost you $24.99 on its own. The standard Amazon Echo is on sale for $79.99, which is a $20 savings. You also have the option to add a Smart Plug for $15 more. The Echo Dot Kids Edition is on sale for $34.99, which is half off of its regular price. It includes 1-year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which gives access to over 1,000 audible books for kids, as well as thousands of songs, games, and skills for kids. The Echo Show is on sale for $189.99, which saves you $40 off of its regular price of $229.99 and includes a free Philips Hue smart bulb. Lastly, if you just want to add Alexa to existing speakers on the cheap, there is the Echo Input on sale for $19.99, which is 43% off of its regular price of $34.99. Also on sale are all Fire TV models, as well as Fire Tablet 3-Packs.
Amazon currently has 3-packs of all of their tablet models on sale during their huge Spring Sale on devices. Buy any three Fire 7 tablets and you’ll receive $40 off at checkout. The total will be $109.97, which makes each one cost $36.66. If you buy three Fire HD 8 tablets, you’ll save $60 and pay $179.97 for the lot. That comes to $59.99 for each tablet. Lastly, if you buy three of Amazon’s flagship Fire HD 10 tablets, you’ll save $120. The total comes to $329.97, which means each Fire HD 10 will end up costing $109.99. All Fire TV models are also on sale right now and several Amazon Echo models are on sale.
This past week there were 51 new apps and games released for Amazon Fire TV devices. TVcade is a collection of 40 arcade games for just $0.99. Many of the included games are replicas of well-known games, like PAC-MAN, Centipede, Tetris, and Frogger. I’m sure they’re not as good as the originals, but with so many included at this price, it’s probably worth it anyway. The Criterion Channel arrives on Fire TV devices this week. The streaming service offers a large collection of classic and contemporary films for $10.99 per month or $99.99 per year. The STAGE Network is another new service that’s now available on Fire TVs. For $4.99 per month or just under $48 annually, you get access to the entire world of theatre, featuring original series, films, live theatre, documentaries, reality shows, variety shows, talk shows, live concerts, and more. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›
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Disney has announced that their upcoming stand-alone streaming service, called Disney+, will be available on November 12th. It will cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. The annual option essentially gives you 2 months for free when you pay for 10 months upfront. Read more ›
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For those of you who want better audio quality out of your streaming music, the Amazon Echo Link Amp is now available for purchase. The device was announced last year, along with the Amazon Echo Link, as a solution for audiophiles that want more than the existing Echo line of products have to offer. Read more ›
Alexa’s flash briefing feature is a great way to hear a summary of news from multiple sources, but if you want a more detailed news report, there’s now a new feature that will give you just that. Alexa customers in the US can now ask their devices to “play news” or “tell me the news” from a specific news organization, as reported by Engadget. Doing so will play what is essentially a playlist of news stories from that one publication, with each story being longer than what you get during a flash briefing. Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Newsy, and NPR are the first to provide the new format. If you’re not interested in the story being played, you can simply ask for the next story to skip ahead. Alexa devices with screens, like the Echo Show and Fire TVs, will play news videos when available.
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Amazon’s first Alexa device for your car, the Echo Auto, is currently only available for purchase by invitation. Lucky customers with an invite will get 50% off the retail price and pay only $24.99. Some of those early adopters listed their Echo Autos on eBay last week and the first of those auctions just ended at $162.50, with another currently going for $172.50. That’s quite a hefty profit and a sign that people are eager to get their hands on the new Alexa device. Read more ›
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Netflix has confirmed to The Verge that they’ve dropped support for Apple AirPlay entirely. This means that iPhone and iPad users can no longer use their mobile device to cast Netflix content to Apple TVs, as well as smart TVs that will support the upcoming AirPlay 2 expansion that includes Samsung, LG, Vizio, and Sony TVs. This does not affect Fire TVs, so it’s still possible to use an iOS or Android device to start playing Netflix content on any Fire TV that has the Netflix app installed. Read more ›